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Tuesday is vote day for school budgets

Voters will take to the polls on Tuesday to decide on proposed local school budgets for the 2019-20 school year. Also to be voted on are school board members, bus proposals and any other proposals made in the school budgets. Local budget proposals include: Broadalbin-Perth The ...

Contracts for juvenile law get nod

JOHNSTOWN — Two contracts related to the Raise the Age law were approved May 13 by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors. The board approved authorization to use the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference in Binghamton for county Department of Social Services’ Raise the Age placements ...

State mandate increases DA’s salary

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on May 13 set the district attorney’s salary in accordance with state mandates. “The word mandate is pretty obvious,” said Gloversville 6th Ward Supervisor Warren Greene. The resolution approved at the County Office Building notes ...

Change order for roof given approval

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved an emergency change order related to a roof project for the county’s Gloversville-based annex. The Fulton County Probation Department and Public Defender’s Office recently moved into the annex, 57 E. Fulton St. The ...

Badly deteriorating county highway gets approval for repaving in 2019

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Monday amended the county’s 2019 capital plan to increase the scope and cost of a County Highway 120 repaving project in the town of Oppenheim. The capital plan currently includes $225,000 for a single-course overlay. But as a result of what ...

Spring Fling offers plenty of everything

AMSTERDAM — The fifth annual Spring Fling on Main Street Saturday had plenty of everything—crowds, vendors, food, rides and sunshine. “It’s bigger than I thought it would be,” said Theresa Keenan of Scotia. Christina Hildreth of Canajoharie, who was with her, thought the ...

Botanical heaven at Landis Arborteum

ESPERANCE — For a decade, a man drove by the George Landis Arboretum sign on Lape Road but never came in. Once people decide to stop in, their reaction is “Wow! What a beautiful place!” said Landis director Fred Beglia. The goal is “getting people here for the first time,” he ...

Documents: Limo company operator aware of complaints

SCHOHARIE — The operator of a limousine company who is being held responsible for the crash that killed 20 people, was aware of passenger complaints regarding the condition of the limousine, and at times refunded fares to customers, according to documents filed with the Schoharie County ...

Visitors recreate the Colonial past for opening weekend at Fort Klock

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Because David Manthey of Burnt Hills has been demonstrating the colonial art of bread making with a clay oven for a while, he said he can tell the temperature of the oven by reaching his hand in—somewhere between 300 and 600 degrees. He was explaining the bread-making ...

Man gets prison time for felony possession

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man arrested last summer in Johnstown with two co-defendants and various drugs was sentenced Wednesday in Fulton County Court to 3 1/2 years in state prison. Shon Lewis-Matthews, 22, of 86 E. Pine St., was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye, as part of ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors approves FMCC accord

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a new, four-year collective bargaining agreement for Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Building and Grounds Unit. The county’s agreement for the union contract was with the grounds unit, but also with FMCC and ...

Remembering my mom

My mom was basic. She was not the glamourous type, but I thought she was beautiful She wore tailored and tasteful clothes. When I was young, whether vacuuming or shopping , my mom always wore a skirt, usually plaid and A line, and silk hose. Her daily stockings had runs. Her Sunday stockings ...

Rivera, Cockfield sentenced in murder

FONDA — Sentences were handed out in Montgomery County Court on Friday to two of the three men involved in the shooting death of Joshua LaVeck in Fort Plain last June. Eric S. Rivera, 31, of Gloversville, was sentenced to 15 years to life imprisonment by Montgomery County Court Judge Felix ...

Public hearing set for eminent domain

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board of directors on Tuesday voted to pursue eminent domain action in the town of Johnstown for a project, and set a public hearing on the issue. Action by the IDA at the Fort Johnstown Annex follows Fulton County Board of ...

Drugs, guns gets man 6 years

ALBANY — An Edinburg man who was charged with federal weapons and drug charges was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. Justin W. May, 37, of Edinburg, was sentenced in federal court for possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possessing a machine gun and ...

Council looks to create new job

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council is prepared to adopt a local law Monday creating a new one-person, Department of Internal Control in city government. The council meets at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, and a public hearing is on the agenda relating to a local law that would amend the City ...

Teens stand up to big tobacco

DOLGEVILLE — Nearly 100 teen leaders from New York state took on Altria Group executives and shareholders on Thursday for the fourth consecutive year, according to a news release. Their actions, centered outside the Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Va., and areas nearby, focused on ...

GHS graduation rates slowly on the rise

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Tuesday heard early projections for the district’s high school graduation rate with just over a month left before students cross the stage. Gloversville High School Principal Richard DeMallie reported that as ...

St. Johnsville murder suspect was seen scratched

JOHNSTOWN — Documents recently filed with the Fulton County Court indicate that the man who is charged for the murder of Michaela MacVilla, was seen with scratches on his arms when interviewed by police just three days after her disappearance. According to a statement made by the Fulton ...